Child and Family Supports

Child and Family Community Counsellors offer a variety of clinical and support services for children and families. Services include:

  • Intake and Assessment
  • Development of an individualized service and support plan
  • service co-ordination (internally and with outside agencies)
  • counseling in the areas of parenting skills development, family issues, life skills and individual skill development
  • behaviour and developmental programs
  • assistance with ACSD (Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities) and SSAH (Special Services at Home) applications.
  • Assistance with obtaining respite supports.
  • support worker arrangements are facilitated and supervised with funding from the ACSD and SSAH applications
  • social work services and therapy for more intensive/complex issues
  • teaching and training groups (parent education and training, social skills groups - formal training, social/recreational training, community awareness training, adolescent community groups)

Our Services

Youth and Adult Supports

Youth and Adult Community Counsellors (also known as Adult Protective Service Workers) provide a range of services to youth and adults.

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Specialized Services

A variety of specialized services are available for both children and adults. These include; Psychological Services, Behavioural Services, Social Work Services, Psychiatric Clinic, Child Psychotherapy and Play Therapy as well as Occupational Therapy (OT)

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Community Participation Supports

Supports are designed to provide adults living with a developmental/intellectual disability with meaningful leisure, recreational and community outings. A variety of individualized activities emphasize integrated community outings and assist individuals to achieve personal growth and develop relationships with others.

Foundations / Transitions

For young people who have a developmental/intellectual disability and their families, the transition from school to adult life presents additional challenges.

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Respite Services

DSLG facilitates a number of respite options for both children and adults. Referrals are considered on an individual basis, depending on the needs and length of respite required.

Family Home

Family Home expands the range of residential options available in the community and allows individual needs to be met in a more flexible and personal manner.

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Teaching Respite

Teaching Respite was designed to offer adolescents and young adults opportunities to learn and practice adaptive skills necessary for independent living in a safe and supervised setting, while at the same time providing their families with a weekend of respite.

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Snoezelen

Snoezelen is a concept in which an indoor environment is created mainly to produce gentle relaxation, security and comfort by using controllable stimuli.

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Inclusive Child Care

The Inclusive Child Care Program provides early identification and intervention services for children enrolled in licensed child care settings.

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Short-Term Treatment Home

Short-term treatment is provided to individuals with a developmental/intellectual disability and/or dual diagnosis who are experiencing personal difficulty, or require a behavioral, adaptive, or medication review/assessment.

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Distress Centre

The Distress Centre provides a confidential crisis telephone service to anyone in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville needing support and assistance.

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Student Awards

Three student awards are available to a first year student pursueing a career related to the field of developmental disabilities.

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